Ukrainian Negotiator, Russian Aide Speak On Progress Of Negotiations

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Ukrainian Negotiator, Russian Aide Speak On Progress Of Negotiations

Ukrainian negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak says that “with a great regret” the latest talks between Russia and Ukraine haven’t achieved the results hoped for.

But he says the two sides agreed to continue negotiations in the nearest future.

He added that both sides discussed the humanitarian aspect in details, “because quite a lot of cities are now surrounded.”

Meanwhile, Russian presidential aide and former culture minister Vladimir Medinsky has told news channel Rossiya 24 it was possible to find mutual understanding on some points of negotiation, saying, “the main issue that we resolved today is the issue of saving people, civilians who found themselves in the zone of military clashes”.

He said the two defence ministries have agreed a format for maintaining humanitarian corridors “for the exit of the civilian population [and] on the possible temporary cessation of hostilities in the sector of the humanitarian corridor for the period of the exit of the civilian population”.

News agency Reuters is reporting that the next round of talks will take place at the start of next week.

Additionally, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has asked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for one-to-one talks, saying this is the only way to end the war.